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July 28 at 10:30am

Movie Cliches 101: Plagiarizing Yourself

By Ted Hope

If there are only six good stories — or is it twelve? twenty-three? forty-two? — how many good lines are there?  Clearly Aaron Sorkin thinks there is a limited supply.  Write something good once, might as well write it again, right?  

It’s been out and around for awhile but I still find “Sorkinisms — A Supercut” kind of remarkable.  

 


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  • LEONRAYMOND

    Okay, Okay, that is more of example of Clique and racism, open up the oportunites for others to enter and you will see a lot of new fresh lines coming from down trodden new writers who write  where they live and write from vast different experiences other than the Great white male  

  • http://twitter.com/OccupyWear1 Occupy Wear

    Ah, so that’s why I can’t stand that overrated hack.

  • Jennifer Ussi

    That’s rather unfair – most the lines that are repeated are exactly what people would say. And out of the millions of lines that he has written, a few repeats such as, oh, I don’t know – “you think” being repeated a few times is hardly hack status. Give me his credits and you can call me hack all you want. 

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